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  • ID: I0106
  • Name: Benjamin Franklin HUMMEL
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Frank or /Franklin/
  • Birth: 2 MAY 1847 in Berks County, Pennsylvania
  • Death: 11 JUN 1934 in Rockford, Illinois
  • Census: 1880 shows wife and three kids (Henry,Jennnie, and Mary) in Jefferson Township, Green County, Wisconsin. Listed as farmer. Listed after Dad, so he worked a farm close by.
  • Census: 1920 shows Franklin and Mary, both 72, living in Freeport, Illinois. Also shown were two daughters, Mabel, age 30, and Sara, age 26. Shown as laborer at automobile factory.
  • Burial: Dakota Cemetery in Dakota, Stephenson Co., Illinois
  • Note:
    Land Deeds have B. Franklin buying land in Section 32, Jefferson Township, Green County,
    Wisconsin on March 10, 1873, close to his dad Isaac. On July 5, 1886, he purchased a parcel from his
    dad. Franklin sold his land on February 12, 1910 to Fredrick Hostle.

    Green Counnty Land Deeds

    Year Page Buyer Seller Section

    1873 62-86 Franklin Hummel James Alcott 32
    1886 85-199 Franklin Hummel Isaac Hummel 32
    1910 94-160 Fredrick Hostle Franklin Hummel 32

    Father: Isaac HUMMEL b: 8 OCT 1814 in Brecknock Township, Alleganey, Pennsylvania
    Mother: Maria KOHL b: 16 DEC 1824 in Cumru Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

    Marriage 1 Mary Elizabeth BRESSLER b: 9 DEC 1847 in Meiles Township, Center County,Pennsylvania
    • Married: 20 JUN 1872 in Freeport, Stephenson Co., Illinois, per marriage license and certification married by D.B. Byers, minister.
    1. Has Children Henry Nelson HUMMEL b: 31 JUL 1873 in Jefferson Twsp., Green County, Wisconsin
    2. Has Children Jennie Jane HUMMEL b: 7 SEP 1875 in Wisconsin
    3. Has Children Mary Ann HUMMEL b: 27 DEC 1877 in Wisconsin
    4. Has Children William Isaac HUMMEL b: 24 JAN 1881 in Winslow, Illinois
    5. Has No Children Mabel May HUMMEL b: 3 MAY 1885
    6. Has No Children Sara Elizabeth HUMMEL b: 17 JUN 1891
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